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Man to man: Advice from NFP grooms

From the Family Foundations archives ****  She said yes! Great! Now what? There’s finding a church, ordering food, booking the DJ and photographer. It’s enough to make a guy go nuts! The recently engaged and married fellows interviewed by Family Foundations offered a few pointers for men preparing to take the big step. From learning how to argue…

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Eight habits to strengthen every marriage

From the Family Foundations archives ****  There’s a lot of confusion about what separates happy couples from unhappy couples. For instance, you might be surprised to know that happy couples argue about as often as unhappy couples and are about as good at solving problems! The real difference between marriage masters and marriage disasters is that happy…

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For richer or poorer

From the Family Foundations archives **** Thirty years ago it was all different. There was a ring, a white dress and an “I do.” There were chicken and mashed potatoes, an open dance floor and an overjoyed couple ready to start their lives together as husband and wife. Now, as 20- and 30-somethings prepare to say “I…

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Marketing to millennials

One highly praised breakout session at our Humanae Vitae convention was titled «Marketing to Millennials.» The presentation was given by Forest Hempen, CCL’s marketing and communications associate, and created with input from her colleagues Maggie Tamborski and Clara Vincent. «Connection is much more important than marketing,» said Forest, who is a 20-something. «We’re seeking a relationship.» «The…

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Instagram inspiration

Meet the Catholic woman whose young family fuels a wildly popular lifestyle blog Name: Anna Liesemeyer Age: 33 City of residence: Atlanta Husband’s name: Gabe Kids’ names and ages: Gabriel, 8; Veronica, 6; Max, 4; Rocco, 2; Azelie, 1 Website: inhonorofdesign.com Why did you launch In Honor Of Design? I started it in 2010, and it was…

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Be not afraid: Advice for the new husband

From the Family Foundations archives **** Dr. Gregory K. Popcak William called our radio program with a question. “I’m getting married next month. I love Bethany, my fiancee, very much and I can’t believe how blessed I am that she said ‘yes,’ but as the wedding is getting closer I’m having a hard time sleeping at night. It’s not…

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Younger NFP couples offer support

From the Family Foundations archives **** Starting out with NFP can be difficult, especially if you do not have a lot of support around you. In that spirit, we share this collection of letters we received in response to a letter once published in CCL’s magazine from one such couple who felt alone.   I…

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Facing a Phase II honeymoon

From the Family Foundations archives *     *     *     * For the many engaged couples enrolled in an NFP class, one of the biggest concerns is facing a honeymoon that falls during the fertile time of the cycle. That calls for a lot of prayerful discernment, especially if you were…

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NFP couples find natural shift to a healthier life

From the Family Foundations archives   Good for you How NFP & better health go hand in hand By Maria Wiering   Ten years ago if you would’ve told Laura Devick she’d have chickens in her garage, the newlywed would’ve laughed. But fast forward a decade, and you’ll find three chickens behind her home in…

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Wedding homily: Overcoming the fear of commitment

A powerful wedding homily for a young bride and groom If you want to enjoy a beautiful wedding homily, check out this text from Father Stephen Wang, the priest who married CCL members Maria and Jake Poston, the young couple featured on the cover of our new January-February issue of Family Foundations. “He gave such…

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